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H1 Backtest of ParallaxFX's BBStoch system

Disclaimer: None of this is financial advice. I have no idea what I'm doing. Please do your own research or you will certainly lose money. I'm not a statistician, data scientist, well-seasoned trader, or anything else that would qualify me to make statements such as the below with any weight behind them. Take them for the incoherent ramblings that they are.
TL;DR at the bottom for those not interested in the details.
This is a bit of a novel, sorry about that. It was mostly for getting my own thoughts organized, but if even one person reads the whole thing I will feel incredibly accomplished.

Background

For those of you not familiar, please see the various threads on this trading system here. I can't take credit for this system, all glory goes to ParallaxFX!
I wanted to see how effective this system was at H1 for a couple of reasons: 1) My current broker is TD Ameritrade - their Forex minimum is a mini lot, and I don't feel comfortable enough yet with the risk to trade mini lots on the higher timeframes(i.e. wider pip swings) that ParallaxFX's system uses, so I wanted to see if I could scale it down. 2) I'm fairly impatient, so I don't like to wait days and days with my capital tied up just to see if a trade is going to win or lose.
This does mean it requires more active attention since you are checking for setups once an hour instead of once a day or every 4-6 hours, but the upside is that you trade more often this way so you end up winning or losing faster and moving onto the next trade. Spread does eat more of the trade this way, but I'll cover this in my data below - it ends up not being a problem.
I looked at data from 6/11 to 7/3 on all pairs with a reasonable spread(pairs listed at bottom above the TL;DR). So this represents about 3-4 weeks' worth of trading. I used mark(mid) price charts. Spreadsheet link is below for anyone that's interested.

System Details

I'm pretty much using ParallaxFX's system textbook, but since there are a few options in his writeups, I'll include all the discretionary points here:

And now for the fun. Results!

As you can see, a higher target ended up with higher profit despite a much lower winrate. This is partially just how things work out with profit targets in general, but there's an additional point to consider in our case: the spread. Since we are trading on a lower timeframe, there is less overall price movement and thus the spread takes up a much larger percentage of the trade than it would if you were trading H4, Daily or Weekly charts. You can see exactly how much it accounts for each trade in my spreadsheet if you're interested. TDA does not have the best spreads, so you could probably improve these results with another broker.
EDIT: I grabbed typical spreads from other brokers, and turns out while TDA is pretty competitive on majors, their minors/crosses are awful! IG beats them by 20-40% and Oanda beats them 30-60%! Using IG spreads for calculations increased profits considerably (another 5% on top) and Oanda spreads increased profits massively (another 15%!). Definitely going to be considering another broker than TDA for this strategy. Plus that'll allow me to trade micro-lots, so I can be more granular(and thus accurate) with my position sizing and compounding.

A Note on Spread

As you can see in the data, there were scenarios where the spread was 80% of the overall size of the trade(the size of the confirmation candle that you draw your fibonacci retracements over), which would obviously cut heavily into your profits.
Removing any trades where the spread is more than 50% of the trade width improved profits slightly without removing many trades, but this is almost certainly just coincidence on a small sample size. Going below 40% and even down to 30% starts to cut out a lot of trades for the less-common pairs, but doesn't actually change overall profits at all(~1% either way).
However, digging all the way down to 25% starts to really make some movement. Profit at the -161.8% TP level jumps up to 37.94% if you filter out anything with a spread that is more than 25% of the trade width! And this even keeps the sample size fairly large at 187 total trades.
You can get your profits all the way up to 48.43% at the -161.8% TP level if you filter all the way down to only trades where spread is less than 15% of the trade width, however your sample size gets much smaller at that point(108 trades) so I'm not sure I would trust that as being accurate in the long term.
Overall based on this data, I'm going to only take trades where the spread is less than 25% of the trade width. This may bias my trades more towards the majors, which would mean a lot more correlated trades as well(more on correlation below), but I think it is a reasonable precaution regardless.

Time of Day

Time of day had an interesting effect on trades. In a totally predictable fashion, a vast majority of setups occurred during the London and New York sessions: 5am-12pm Eastern. However, there was one outlier where there were many setups on the 11PM bar - and the winrate was about the same as the big hours in the London session. No idea why this hour in particular - anyone have any insight? That's smack in the middle of the Tokyo/Sydney overlap, not at the open or close of either.
On many of the hour slices I have a feeling I'm just dealing with small number statistics here since I didn't have a lot of data when breaking it down by individual hours. But here it is anyway - for all TP levels, these three things showed up(all in Eastern time):
I don't have any reason to think these timeframes would maintain this behavior over the long term. They're almost certainly meaningless. EDIT: When you de-dup highly correlated trades, the number of trades in these timeframes really drops, so from this data there is no reason to think these timeframes would be any different than any others in terms of winrate.
That being said, these time frames work out for me pretty well because I typically sleep 12am-7am Eastern time. So I automatically avoid the 5am-6am timeframe, and I'm awake for the majority of this system's setups.

Moving stops up to breakeven

This section goes against everything I know and have ever heard about trade management. Please someone find something wrong with my data. I'd love for someone to check my formulas, but I realize that's a pretty insane time commitment to ask of a bunch of strangers.
Anyways. What I found was that for these trades moving stops up...basically at all...actually reduced the overall profitability.
One of the data points I collected while charting was where the price retraced back to after hitting a certain milestone. i.e. once the price hit the -61.8% profit level, how far back did it retrace before hitting the -100% profit level(if at all)? And same goes for the -100% profit level - how far back did it retrace before hitting the -161.8% profit level(if at all)?
Well, some complex excel formulas later and here's what the results appear to be. Emphasis on appears because I honestly don't believe it. I must have done something wrong here, but I've gone over it a hundred times and I can't find anything out of place.
Now, you might think exactly what I did when looking at these numbers: oof, the spread killed us there right? Because even when you move your SL to 0%, you still end up paying the spread, so it's not truly "breakeven". And because we are trading on a lower timeframe, the spread can be pretty hefty right?
Well even when I manually modified the data so that the spread wasn't subtracted(i.e. "Breakeven" was truly +/- 0), things don't look a whole lot better, and still way worse than the passive trade management method of leaving your stops in place and letting it run. And that isn't even a realistic scenario because to adjust out the spread you'd have to move your stoploss inside the candle edge by at least the spread amount, meaning it would almost certainly be triggered more often than in the data I collected(which was purely based on the fib levels and mark price). Regardless, here are the numbers for that scenario:
From a literal standpoint, what I see behind this behavior is that 44 of the 69 breakeven trades(65%!) ended up being profitable to -100% after retracing deeply(but not to the original SL level), which greatly helped offset the purely losing trades better than the partial profit taken at -61.8%. And 36 went all the way back to -161.8% after a deep retracement without hitting the original SL. Anyone have any insight into this? Is this a problem with just not enough data? It seems like enough trades that a pattern should emerge, but again I'm no expert.
I also briefly looked at moving stops to other lower levels (78.6%, 61.8%, 50%, 38.2%, 23.6%), but that didn't improve things any. No hard data to share as I only took a quick look - and I still might have done something wrong overall.
The data is there to infer other strategies if anyone would like to dig in deep(more explanation on the spreadsheet below). I didn't do other combinations because the formulas got pretty complicated and I had already answered all the questions I was looking to answer.

2-Candle vs Confirmation Candle Stops

Another interesting point is that the original system has the SL level(for stop entries) just at the outer edge of the 2-candle pattern that makes up the system. Out of pure laziness, I set up my stops just based on the confirmation candle. And as it turns out, that is much a much better way to go about it.
Of the 60 purely losing trades, only 9 of them(15%) would go on to be winners with stops on the 2-candle formation. Certainly not enough to justify the extra loss and/or reduced profits you are exposing yourself to in every single other trade by setting a wider SL.
Oddly, in every single scenario where the wider stop did save the trade, it ended up going all the way to the -161.8% profit level. Still, not nearly worth it.

Correlated Trades

As I've said many times now, I'm really not qualified to be doing an analysis like this. This section in particular.
Looking at shared currency among the pairs traded, 74 of the trades are correlated. Quite a large group, but it makes sense considering the sort of moves we're looking for with this system.
This means you are opening yourself up to more risk if you were to trade on every signal since you are technically trading with the same underlying sentiment on each different pair. For example, GBP/USD and AUD/USD moving together almost certainly means it's due to USD moving both pairs, rather than GBP and AUD both moving the same size and direction coincidentally at the same time. So if you were to trade both signals, you would very likely win or lose both trades - meaning you are actually risking double what you'd normally risk(unless you halve both positions which can be a good option, and is discussed in ParallaxFX's posts and in various other places that go over pair correlation. I won't go into detail about those strategies here).
Interestingly though, 17 of those apparently correlated trades ended up with different wins/losses.
Also, looking only at trades that were correlated, winrate is 83%/70%/55% (for the three TP levels).
Does this give some indication that the same signal on multiple pairs means the signal is stronger? That there's some strong underlying sentiment driving it? Or is it just a matter of too small a sample size? The winrate isn't really much higher than the overall winrates, so that makes me doubt it is statistically significant.
One more funny tidbit: EUCAD netted the lowest overall winrate: 30% to even the -61.8% TP level on 10 trades. Seems like that is just a coincidence and not enough data, but dang that's a sucky losing streak.
EDIT: WOW I spent some time removing correlated trades manually and it changed the results quite a bit. Some thoughts on this below the results. These numbers also include the other "What I will trade" filters. I added a new worksheet to my data to show what I ended up picking.
To do this, I removed correlated trades - typically by choosing those whose spread had a lower % of the trade width since that's objective and something I can see ahead of time. Obviously I'd like to only keep the winning trades, but I won't know that during the trade. This did reduce the overall sample size down to a level that I wouldn't otherwise consider to be big enough, but since the results are generally consistent with the overall dataset, I'm not going to worry about it too much.
I may also use more discretionary methods(support/resistance, quality of indecision/confirmation candles, news/sentiment for the pairs involved, etc) to filter out correlated trades in the future. But as I've said before I'm going for a pretty mechanical system.
This brought the 3 TP levels and even the breakeven strategies much closer together in overall profit. It muted the profit from the high R:R strategies and boosted the profit from the low R:R strategies. This tells me pair correlation was skewing my data quite a bit, so I'm glad I dug in a little deeper. Fortunately my original conclusion to use the -161.8 TP level with static stops is still the winner by a good bit, so it doesn't end up changing my actions.
There were a few times where MANY (6-8) correlated pairs all came up at the same time, so it'd be a crapshoot to an extent. And the data showed this - often then won/lost together, but sometimes they did not. As an arbitrary rule, the more correlations, the more trades I did end up taking(and thus risking). For example if there were 3-5 correlations, I might take the 2 "best" trades given my criteria above. 5+ setups and I might take the best 3 trades, even if the pairs are somewhat correlated.
I have no true data to back this up, but to illustrate using one example: if AUD/JPY, AUD/USD, CAD/JPY, USD/CAD all set up at the same time (as they did, along with a few other pairs on 6/19/20 9:00 AM), can you really say that those are all the same underlying movement? There are correlations between the different correlations, and trying to filter for that seems rough. Although maybe this is a known thing, I'm still pretty green to Forex - someone please enlighten me if so! I might have to look into this more statistically, but it would be pretty complex to analyze quantitatively, so for now I'm going with my gut and just taking a few of the "best" trades out of the handful.
Overall, I'm really glad I went further on this. The boosting of the B/E strategies makes me trust my calculations on those more since they aren't so far from the passive management like they were with the raw data, and that really had me wondering what I did wrong.

What I will trade

Putting all this together, I am going to attempt to trade the following(demo for a bit to make sure I have the hang of it, then for keeps):
Looking at the data for these rules, test results are:
I'll be sure to let everyone know how it goes!

Other Technical Details

Raw Data

Here's the spreadsheet for anyone that'd like it. (EDIT: Updated some of the setups from the last few days that have fully played out now. I also noticed a few typos, but nothing major that would change the overall outcomes. Regardless, I am currently reviewing every trade to ensure they are accurate.UPDATE: Finally all done. Very few corrections, no change to results.)
I have some explanatory notes below to help everyone else understand the spiraled labyrinth of a mind that put the spreadsheet together.

Insanely detailed spreadsheet notes

For you real nerds out there. Here's an explanation of what each column means:

Pairs

  1. AUD/CAD
  2. AUD/CHF
  3. AUD/JPY
  4. AUD/NZD
  5. AUD/USD
  6. CAD/CHF
  7. CAD/JPY
  8. CHF/JPY
  9. EUAUD
  10. EUCAD
  11. EUCHF
  12. EUGBP
  13. EUJPY
  14. EUNZD
  15. EUUSD
  16. GBP/AUD
  17. GBP/CAD
  18. GBP/CHF
  19. GBP/JPY
  20. GBP/NZD
  21. GBP/USD
  22. NZD/CAD
  23. NZD/CHF
  24. NZD/JPY
  25. NZD/USD
  26. USD/CAD
  27. USD/CHF
  28. USD/JPY

TL;DR

Based on the reasonable rules I discovered in this backtest:

Demo Trading Results

Since this post, I started demo trading this system assuming a 5k capital base and risking ~1% per trade. I've added the details to my spreadsheet for anyone interested. The results are pretty similar to the backtest when you consider real-life conditions/timing are a bit different. I missed some trades due to life(work, out of the house, etc), so that brought my total # of trades and thus overall profit down, but the winrate is nearly identical. I also closed a few trades early due to various reasons(not liking the price action, seeing support/resistance emerge, etc).
A quick note is that TD's paper trade system fills at the mid price for both stop and limit orders, so I had to subtract the spread from the raw trade values to get the true profit/loss amount for each trade.
I'm heading out of town next week, then after that it'll be time to take this sucker live!

Live Trading Results

I started live-trading this system on 8/10, and almost immediately had a string of losses much longer than either my backtest or demo period. Murphy's law huh? Anyways, that has me spooked so I'm doing a longer backtest before I start risking more real money. It's going to take me a little while due to the volume of trades, but I'll likely make a new post once I feel comfortable with that and start live trading again.
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Forex Trading in Kenya.

Someone posted on here a few days ago asking about forex and forex trading in Kenya, I have gone through the responses and clearly, most people don’t have an idea. It is 3am in the morning and am in a good mood so let me make this post. This will be a comprehensive and lengthy post so grab a pen and paper and sit down. We’ll be here a while.
FIRST OF ALL, who am I..?
I am a forex trader, in Nairobi, Kenya..i have been actively involved in forex since I found out about it in Feb 2016 when I somehow ended up in a wealth creation seminar (lol) in pride inn Westlands, the one close to Mpaka Rd. Luckily for me, it was not one of those AIM global meetings or I’d be on Facebook selling God knows what those guys sell. I did not take it seriously till August of the same year and I have been active ever since.
I don’t teach, mentor or sell a course or signals, I trade my own money. I am also posting from a throwaway account because I don’t want KRA on my ass.
What the fuck is forex and forex trading.
In simple plain English, forex is like the stock market but for currencies. Stock Market = Shares, forex = currencies. If you want more in-depth explanation, google is your friend.
These currencies are pegged on specific countries, united states- dollar, UK- pound, euro zone- euro, Switzerland- Swiss franc, Kenya- Kenya shilling.. you get the point. Now, there are specific events and happenings between these economies that affect the movement and values of the currencies, driving their value (purchasing power up and down). Forex trading exploits these movements to make money. When the value is going up, we buy and vice versa (down –sell)
Is forex trading illegal in Kenya? Is it a scam?
Illegal, no. scam, no. All the banks in the world do it (KCB made about 4 billion from trading forex in 2019)
Have there been scams involving forex in Kenya?
Yes. Here is one that happened recently. This one is the most infamous one yet. Best believe that this is not the end of these type of scams because the stupidity, greed and gullibility of human beings is unfathomable.
However, by the end of this post, I hope you won’t fall for such silliness.
What next how do I make it work..?
Am glad you asked. Generally, there are two ways to go about it. One, you teach yourself. This is the equivalent of stealing our dad’s car and hoping that the pedal you hit is the brake and not the accelerator. It is the route I took, it is the most rewarding and a huge ego boost when you finally make it on your own. Typically, this involves scouring the internet for hours upon hours going down rabbit holes, thinking you have made it telling all your friends how you will be a millionaire then losing all your money. Some people do not have the stomach for that.
The second route is more practical, structured and smarter.
First Learn the basics. There is a free online forex course at www.babypips.com/learn/forex this is merely an introductory course. Basically it is learning the parts of a car before they let you inside the car.
Second, start building your strategy. By the time you are done with the babypips, you will have a feel of what the forex market is, what interests you, etc. Tip..Babypips has a lot of garbage. It is good for introductory purposes but not good for much else, pick whatever stick to you or jumps at you the first time. Nonsense like indicators should be ignored.
The next step is now the most important. Developing the skill and building your strategy. As a beginner, you want to exhaust your naivety before jumping into the more advanced stuff. Eg can you identify a trend, what is a pair, what is position sizing, what is metatrader 4 and how to operate it, what news is good for a currency, when can I trade, what are the different trading sessions, what is technical analysis, what is market sentiment, what are bullish conditions what is emotion management, how does my psychology affect my trading (more on this later) an I a swing, scalper or day trader etc
Mentors and forex courses.. you have probably seen people advertising how they can teach and mentor you on how to trade forex and charging so much money for it. Somehow it seems that these people are focused on the teaching than the trading. Weird, right..? Truth is trading is hard, teaching not quite. A common saying in the industry is “Those who can’t trade, teach” you want to avoid all these gurus on Facebook and Instagram, some are legit but most are not. Sifting the wheat from the chaff is hard but I did that for you. The info is available online on YouTube, telegram channels etc. am not saying not to spend money on a course, if you find a mentor whose style resonates with you and the course is reasonably priced, please, go ahead and buy..it will cut your learning curve in half. People are different. What worked for me might not work for you.
Here are some nice YouTube channels to watch. These guys are legit..
  1. Sam sieden
  2. Cuebanks
  3. TheCoinFx
  4. The trading channel
  5. Astro
  6. Forex family
  7. Wicksdontlie
Advanced stuff
  1. ICT
After a short period of time, you will be able to sniff out bs teachers with relative ease. You will also discover some of your own and expand the list. Two tips, start with the oldest videos first and whichever of these resonates with you, stick with till the wheels fall off.
How long will it take until things start making sense
Give yourself time to grow and learn. This is all new to you and you are allowed to make mistakes, to fail and discover yourself. Realistically, depending on the effort you put in, you will not start seeing results until after 6 months. Could take longeshorter so there is no guarantee.
Social media, Mentality, Psychology and Books
Online, forex trading might not have the best reputation online because it takes hard work and scammers and gurus give it a bad name. However, try to not get sucked into the Instagram trader lifestyle as it is nowhere close to what the reality is. You will not make millions tomorrow or the day after, you might never even make it in this market. But that is the reality of life. Nothing is promised, nothing is guaranteed.
Your mentality, beliefs and ego will be challenged in this market. You will learn things that will make you blood boil, you will ask yourself daily, how is this possible, why don’t they teach this in school..bla bla bla..it will be hard but growth is painful, if it wasn’t we’d all be billionaires. Take a break, take a walk, drink a glass of whatever you like or roll one..detox. Chill with your girl (or man) Gradually you will develop mental toughness that will set you up for life. Personally, I sorta ditched religion and picked up stoicism. Whatever works for you.
Psychology, this is unfortunately one of the most neglected aspects of your personal development in this journey. Do you believe in yourself? Can you stand by your convictions when everyone is against you? Can you get up every day uncertain of the future? There will be moments where you will question yourself, am I even doing the right thing? the right way? It is normal and essential for your growth. People who played competitive sports have a natural advantage here. Remember the game is first won in your head then on the pitch.
Books: ironically, books that helped me the most were the mindset books, Think and grow rich, trading for a living, 4 hour work week, the monk who sold his Ferrari..just google mindset and psychology books, most trading books are garbage. Watch and listen to people who have made it in the investing business. Ray Dalio, warren, Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn.
This is turning out to be lengthier than I anticipated so I’ll try to be brief for the remaining parts.
Brokers
You will need to open up an account with a broker. Get a broker who is regulated. Australian ones (IC Market and Pepperstone) are both legit, reliable and regulated. Do your research. I’d avoid local ones because I’ve heard stories of wide spreads and liquidity problems. International brokers have never failed me. There are plenty brokers, there is no one size fits all recommendation. If it ain’t broke..don’t fix it.
Money transfer.
All brokers accept wire transfers, you might need to call your bank to authorize that, avoid Equity bank. Stanchart and Stanbic are alright. Large withdrawals $10k+ you will have to call them prior. Get Skrill and Neteller if you don’t like banks like me, set up a Bitcoin wallet for faster withdrawals, (Payoneer and Paypal are accepted by some brokers, just check with them.)
How much money can I make..?
I hate this question because people have perceived ceilings of income in their minds, eg 1 million ksh is too much to make per month or 10,000ksh is too little. Instead, work backwards. What % return did I make this month/ on this trade. Safaricom made 19.5% last year, if you make 20% you have outperformed them. If you reach of consistency where you can make x% per month on whatever money you have, then there are no limits to how much you can make.
How much money do I need to start with..?
Zero. You have all the resources above, go forth. There are brokers who provide free bonuses and withdraw-able profits. However, to make a fulltime income you will need some serious cash. Generally, 50,000 kes. You can start lower or higher but if you need say 20k to live comfortably and that is a 10% return per month, then you can do the math on how big your account should be. Of course things like compound interest come into play but that is dependent on your skill level. I have seen people do spectacular things with very little funds.
Taxes..?
Talk to a lawyer or an accountant. I am neither.
Family? Friends?
Unfortunately, people will not understand why you spend hundreds of hours watching strangers on the internet so it is best to keep it from them. Eventually you will make it work and they will come to your corner talking about how they always knew you’d make it.
The journey will be lonely, make some trading buddies along the way. You’d be surprised at how easy it is when people are united by their circumstances (and stupidity) I have guys who are my bros from South Africa and Lebanon who I have never met but we came up together and are now homies. Join forums, ask questions and grow. That is the only way to learn. Ideally, a group of 5-10 friends committed to learning and growth is the best model. Pushing each other to grow and discovering together.
Forex is real and you can do amazing things with it. It is not a get rich quick scheme. If you want a quick guaranteed income, get a job.
And now it is 5am, fuck.
This is oversimplified and leaves out many many aspects.
Happy to answer any questions.
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The Next Crypto Wave: The Rise of Stablecoins and its Entry to the U.S. Dollar Market

The Next Crypto Wave: The Rise of Stablecoins and its Entry to the U.S. Dollar Market

Author: Christian Hsieh, CEO of Tokenomy
This paper examines some explanations for the continual global market demand for the U.S. dollar, the rise of stablecoins, and the utility and opportunities that crypto dollars can offer to both the cryptocurrency and traditional markets.
The U.S. dollar, dominant in world trade since the establishment of the 1944 Bretton Woods System, is unequivocally the world’s most demanded reserve currency. Today, more than 61% of foreign bank reserves and nearly 40% of the entire world’s debt is denominated in U.S. dollars1.
However, there is a massive supply and demand imbalance in the U.S. dollar market. On the supply side, central banks throughout the world have implemented more than a decade-long accommodative monetary policy since the 2008 global financial crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated the need for central banks to provide necessary liquidity and keep staggering economies moving. While the Federal Reserve leads the effort of “money printing” and stimulus programs, the current money supply still cannot meet the constant high demand for the U.S. dollar2. Let us review some of the reasons for this constant dollar demand from a few economic fundamentals.

Demand for U.S. Dollars

Firstly, most of the world’s trade is denominated in U.S. dollars. Chief Economist of the IMF, Gita Gopinath, has compiled data reflecting that the U.S. dollar’s share of invoicing was 4.7 times larger than America’s share of the value of imports, and 3.1 times its share of world exports3. The U.S. dollar is the dominant “invoicing currency” in most developing countries4.

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This U.S. dollar preference also directly impacts the world’s debt. According to the Bank of International Settlements, there is over $67 trillion in U.S. dollar denominated debt globally, and borrowing outside of the U.S. accounted for $12.5 trillion in Q1 20205. There is an immense demand for U.S. dollars every year just to service these dollar debts. The annual U.S. dollar buying demand is easily over $1 trillion assuming the borrowing cost is at 1.5% (1 year LIBOR + 1%) per year, a conservative estimate.

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Secondly, since the U.S. has a much stronger economy compared to its global peers, a higher return on investments draws U.S. dollar demand from everywhere in the world, to invest in companies both in the public and private markets. The U.S. hosts the largest stock markets in the world with more than $33 trillion in public market capitalization (combined both NYSE and NASDAQ)6. For the private market, North America’s total share is well over 60% of the $6.5 trillion global assets under management across private equity, real assets, and private debt investments7. The demand for higher quality investments extends to the fixed income market as well. As countries like Japan and Switzerland currently have negative-yielding interest rates8, fixed income investors’ quest for yield in the developed economies leads them back to the U.S. debt market. As of July 2020, there are $15 trillion worth of negative-yielding debt securities globally (see chart). In comparison, the positive, low-yielding U.S. debt remains a sound fixed income strategy for conservative investors in uncertain market conditions.

Source: Bloomberg
Last, but not least, there are many developing economies experiencing failing monetary policies, where hyperinflation has become a real national disaster. A classic example is Venezuela, where the currency Bolivar became practically worthless as the inflation rate skyrocketed to 10,000,000% in 20199. The recent Beirut port explosion in Lebanon caused a sudden economic meltdown and compounded its already troubled financial market, where inflation has soared to over 112% year on year10. For citizens living in unstable regions such as these, the only reliable store of value is the U.S. dollar. According to the Chainalysis 2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report, Venezuela has become one of the most active cryptocurrency trading countries11. The demand for cryptocurrency surges as a flight to safety mentality drives Venezuelans to acquire U.S. dollars to preserve savings that they might otherwise lose. The growth for cryptocurrency activities in those regions is fueled by these desperate citizens using cryptocurrencies as rails to access the U.S. dollar, on top of acquiring actual Bitcoin or other underlying crypto assets.

The Rise of Crypto Dollars

Due to the highly volatile nature of cryptocurrencies, USD stablecoin, a crypto-powered blockchain token that pegs its value to the U.S. dollar, was introduced to provide stable dollar exposure in the crypto trading sphere. Tether is the first of its kind. Issued in 2014 on the bitcoin blockchain (Omni layer protocol), under the token symbol USDT, it attempts to provide crypto traders with a stable settlement currency while they trade in and out of various crypto assets. The reason behind the stablecoin creation was to address the inefficient and burdensome aspects of having to move fiat U.S. dollars between the legacy banking system and crypto exchanges. Because one USDT is theoretically backed by one U.S. dollar, traders can use USDT to trade and settle to fiat dollars. It was not until 2017 that the majority of traders seemed to realize Tether’s intended utility and started using it widely. As of April 2019, USDT trading volume started exceeding the trading volume of bitcoina12, and it now dominates the crypto trading sphere with over $50 billion average daily trading volume13.

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An interesting aspect of USDT is that although the claimed 1:1 backing with U.S. dollar collateral is in question, and the Tether company is in reality running fractional reserves through a loose offshore corporate structure, Tether’s trading volume and adoption continues to grow rapidly14. Perhaps in comparison to fiat U.S. dollars, which is not really backed by anything, Tether still has cash equivalents in reserves and crypto traders favor its liquidity and convenience over its lack of legitimacy. For those who are concerned about Tether’s solvency, they can now purchase credit default swaps for downside protection15. On the other hand, USDC, the more compliant contender, takes a distant second spot with total coin circulation of $1.8 billion, versus USDT at $14.5 billion (at the time of publication). It is still too early to tell who is the ultimate leader in the stablecoin arena, as more and more stablecoins are launching to offer various functions and supporting mechanisms. There are three main categories of stablecoin: fiat-backed, crypto-collateralized, and non-collateralized algorithm based stablecoins. Most of these are still at an experimental phase, and readers can learn more about them here. With the continuous innovation of stablecoin development, the utility stablecoins provide in the overall crypto market will become more apparent.

Institutional Developments

In addition to trade settlement, stablecoins can be applied in many other areas. Cross-border payments and remittances is an inefficient market that desperately needs innovation. In 2020, the average cost of sending money across the world is around 7%16, and it takes days to settle. The World Bank aims to reduce remittance fees to 3% by 2030. With the implementation of blockchain technology, this cost could be further reduced close to zero.
J.P. Morgan, the largest bank in the U.S., has created an Interbank Information Network (IIN) with 416 global Institutions to transform the speed of payment flows through its own JPM Coin, another type of crypto dollar17. Although people argue that JPM Coin is not considered a cryptocurrency as it cannot trade openly on a public blockchain, it is by far the largest scale experiment with all the institutional participants trading within the “permissioned” blockchain. It might be more accurate to refer to it as the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) instead of “blockchain” in this context. Nevertheless, we should keep in mind that as J.P. Morgan currently moves $6 trillion U.S. dollars per day18, the scale of this experiment would create a considerable impact in the international payment and remittance market if it were successful. Potentially the day will come when regulated crypto exchanges become participants of IIN, and the link between public and private crypto assets can be instantly connected, unlocking greater possibilities in blockchain applications.
Many central banks are also in talks about developing their own central bank digital currency (CBDC). Although this idea was not new, the discussion was brought to the forefront due to Facebook’s aggressive Libra project announcement in June 2019 and the public attention that followed. As of July 2020, at least 36 central banks have published some sort of CBDC framework. While each nation has a slightly different motivation behind its currency digitization initiative, ranging from payment safety, transaction efficiency, easy monetary implementation, or financial inclusion, these central banks are committed to deploying a new digital payment infrastructure. When it comes to the technical architectures, research from BIS indicates that most of the current proofs-of-concept tend to be based upon distributed ledger technology (permissioned blockchain)19.

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These institutional experiments are laying an essential foundation for an improved global payment infrastructure, where instant and frictionless cross-border settlements can take place with minimal costs. Of course, the interoperability of private DLT tokens and public blockchain stablecoins has yet to be explored, but the innovation with both public and private blockchain efforts could eventually merge. This was highlighted recently by the Governor of the Bank of England who stated that “stablecoins and CBDC could sit alongside each other20”. One thing for certain is that crypto dollars (or other fiat-linked digital currencies) are going to play a significant role in our future economy.

Future Opportunities

There is never a dull moment in the crypto sector. The industry narratives constantly shift as innovation continues to evolve. Twelve years since its inception, Bitcoin has evolved from an abstract subject to a familiar concept. Its role as a secured, scarce, decentralized digital store of value has continued to gain acceptance, and it is well on its way to becoming an investable asset class as a portfolio hedge against asset price inflation and fiat currency depreciation. Stablecoins have proven to be useful as proxy dollars in the crypto world, similar to how dollars are essential in the traditional world. It is only a matter of time before stablecoins or private digital tokens dominate the cross-border payments and global remittances industry.
There are no shortages of hypes and experiments that draw new participants into the crypto space, such as smart contracts, new blockchains, ICOs, tokenization of things, or the most recent trends on DeFi tokens. These projects highlight the possibilities for a much more robust digital future, but the market also needs time to test and adopt. A reliable digital payment infrastructure must be built first in order to allow these experiments to flourish.
In this paper we examined the historical background and economic reasons for the U.S. dollar’s dominance in the world, and the probable conclusion is that the demand for U.S. dollars will likely continue, especially in the middle of a global pandemic, accompanied by a worldwide economic slowdown. The current monetary system is far from perfect, but there are no better alternatives for replacement at least in the near term. Incremental improvements are being made in both the public and private sectors, and stablecoins have a definite role to play in both the traditional and the new crypto world.
Thank you.

Reference:
[1] How the US dollar became the world’s reserve currency, Investopedia
[2] The dollar is in high demand, prone to dangerous appreciation, The Economist
[3] Dollar dominance in trade and finance, Gita Gopinath
[4] Global trades dependence on dollars, The Economist & IMF working papers
[5] Total credit to non-bank borrowers by currency of denomination, BIS
[6] Biggest stock exchanges in the world, Business Insider
[7] McKinsey Global Private Market Review 2020, McKinsey & Company
[8] Central banks current interest rates, Global Rates
[9] Venezuela hyperinflation hits 10 million percent, CNBC
[10] Lebanon inflation crisis, Reuters
[11] Venezuela cryptocurrency market, Chainalysis
[12] The most used cryptocurrency isn’t Bitcoin, Bloomberg
[13] Trading volume of all crypto assets, coinmarketcap.com
[14] Tether US dollar peg is no longer credible, Forbes
[15] New crypto derivatives let you bet on (or against) Tether’s solvency, Coindesk
[16] Remittance Price Worldwide, The World Bank
[17] Interbank Information Network, J.P. Morgan
[18] Jamie Dimon interview, CBS News
[19] Rise of the central bank digital currency, BIS
[20] Speech by Andrew Bailey, 3 September 2020, Bank of England
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Digital marketer interested in partening up with Forex business?

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do this kind of post in this sub, but I've found no better place to do it, so here it goes:
I launched a website 5 years ago, that sells applications I've coded for popular Forex trading platforms (Metatrader and NinjaTrader). I've had moderate success so far that allowed me to live off this business alone.

Who am I?
I came to this market due to my passion for trading, and my experience in coding. My background is in Science (physics and statistics) and programming. I consider my expertise to be in coding, data science (data analysis, machine learning, models, predictions, etc...) and I also consider myself to be a creative and very pragmatic person, with a good market intuition.

Who am I looking for?
Since I've started this business, I've always felt that marketing was its weakest point (virtually no marketing efforts were done...), and after learning the basics of it and realizing how much it could help the business grow, I've committed to start taking it seriously. Of course, I could just try to apply the basics - and probably screw it all up - or I could actually look for someone who is experienced in digital marketing to do a proper job. Hiring a freelancer is not my first option, as this is a central area of the business that needs regular work from someone who has some stake in the business.
So I'm looking for an experienced digital marketer, with an interest in financial trading.

What do I need from a digital marketer?
- Copywriting
- Building sales funnels
- Email marketing
- SEO efforts
- Possibly creating/managing ads in the future

Here's how the business is right now:
- Constant revenues, leads and mostly organic search visits
- Ranking on first page for several important keywords directly related to our products
- 3 paid applications
- 5+ free applications
- 3 more paid applications ready to be launched, each one with a free version to be used as a lead-magnet
- Plans to launch a subscription service for data/charts that would target daily/weekly traders
- Plan to launch an innovative product with machine learning as its backbone to help manual traders optimize their own trading in an effortless way
- A key partnership on a very large non-english market

I want to grow this business as fast as possible, and it's definitely doable in a short time span with a proper marketing strategy. Leave your details here or PM me directly if you're interested.
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4 things you should know that will make you a better trader

Hi Redditors, This is a content that I wrote that I hope it will help you in your trader! Read on :)

Knowing your Commitment

Being honest about your commitment to Forex is very important. If you are working 8-5 daily — it’s already 7pm when you are home — and the strategy you are using, require you to be in front of your computer for 5 hours waiting for signal then you might want to change to another strategy. As you may find committing to this strategy in a long run impossible or you have to change a certain part of your lifestyle to compensate time for trading.
Sort your priorities before coming up with a schedule for the trading strategy you plan to use. This will help you to have a better organization and balance in both trading and your personal life. This way, you do not have to sacrifice your top priorities.

Mindset

Anything can happen any time when it comes to trading!
When you are trading with real money, adjust your stop loss to a comfortable level, in the way you do not have to worry even if you lose. It varies depending on your risk appetite: I set my stop loss to 2% of my account per trade, while some people set their stop-loss at 10% of their account. Previously when I set my stop loss level at 5% of my account, I realized I was in constant fear when the trade was in the Red zone (losing money). That is when I know I have to lessen my stop loss.
Having said that, you need to know it takes time before the market can hit your take profit.
You have to know that trading forex cannot make you an overnight millionaire — it is about being consistent. Likewise, you don’t expect to hit the gym for just a week and become the next Mr. Olympia. Forex is all about constantly keeping track of how your strategy is reacting to the current market, and knowing when to change and where to change. This is why I recommend you to keep a journal to record all the trades that you have done.

Risk: Reward ratio

The Risk and Reward ratio is one of the primary factors that will make you a profitable trader. The ratio emphases on how willing you are to risk to achieve your take profit. For example, if your R: R is 1: 2 and the Pivot Bar Strategy (GBP/JPY) is a 40pip: 80pip, you know that with every 2 losses you need 1 winning trade to break-even. Similarly, if your strategy only has 50% chance of being correct (equivalent to a coin toss), you will have a winning strategy right there. (Let’s do the math!) With every 10 trades you make — 5 wins (400pips) and 5 losses (200pips) — you have an overall profit of 200pips after deducting all your losses,
This is all part of your risk management, and all good traders know it is not how good you can make profit, but how well you can manage risk that will make you a profitable trader In a long run.

Edge

Many people say that speculators (Trader who trade short-term time-frame) are gamblers, which I agree to a small extent: we trade with the odds in our favour like how player count cards¹ in blackjack. In the same manner, when the odds are in our favour, we have an edge against the house.
So let’s talk about the roulette table where the house has an edge against the player. Many may think that the roulette table is a 50/50 game, well is not. Because of the 0 and 00, this makes the roulette table have an edge over players. Let’s do the math, you only bet on colours (Black or Red) the chances of you hitting is 18/38 that’s approximately 47.37%. The casino and because of the 0 and 00 the casino have an edge of 2.63%, this number might seem small but it kills. If you would gamble with a capital of $100 and $20 for every bet, the odds are you are not going to win big in the long run or you might even lose it all.
What makes forex different? When you have the correct mindset, proper risk management (Risk: Reward ratio) and you test your strategy before using it on the live market. You will have an edge, is definitely not easy getting everything right, if it is, everybody will quit their day job and trade. Forex is not for the faint-hearted, you have to put in the effort to be a profitable trader.

I am still working towards on becoming a profitable trader and I hope you would embark on this journey with me. We can learn and explore how we can all be profitable traders in the forex market. My next content post will be teaching you on how you can back-test your strategy and journaling.




  1. count cards - Card game strategy in blackjack that players use to decrease the house edge by keeping a tally of all the high and low valued cards seen by the player. It allows players to bet more with less risk when the count gives them an advantage and minimize their loss when the count is not a favourable one.
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10 Blockchain Companies To Watch In Asia

10 Blockchain Companies To Watch In Asia

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Article by Forbes: Joresa Blount
In 2018, Asia was one of the leading regions in terms of growth of blockchain jobs, cryptocurrency usage, innovation, and general openness. Despite some early woes with China banning ICOs, China still produces nearly 70% of crypto mining activity.
For users and entrepreneurs, the Asian ecosystem is in general a friendly one. For example, in Singapore Bitcoin is taxed as a good rather than a currency, setting a 7% flat tax for trades or purchases using Bitcoin. In Japan, messenger giant, LINE, was just granted a crypto exchange license from the Japanese financial regulator. In Korea, news just broke that the country’s largest entertainment company would be launching its own token.
Besides the name brand companies that are exploring crypto solutions, there are hundreds of innovative startups and founders looking to radically disrupt their respective industries with blockchain technology. This list contains ten innovative blockchain startups based in Asia worth watching, including exchanges, fintech startups, and more.
Today In: Innovation
1. Level01
Level01 is the world’s first broker less derivatives exchange in collaboration with Thomson Reuters. Through using blockchain technology, the platform eliminates middlemen while providing a decentralized trading experience. Users can trade derivatives and options in forex, cryptocurrencies, commodities, stocks and indices, all from the Level01 platform and app.
Level01 does this by using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for transparent and automated trade settlement on the blockchain, with their unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics called Fairsense that provides fair value pricing dynamically to counterparties in a trade, based on current and retrospective market data from Thomson Reuters. The platform and app are currently undergoing stringent beta testing by 50 experienced traders.
2. Galaxy Pool
Galaxy Pool, also known as GPO, is a brand-new asset issuance style on blockchain that utilizes intelligent contracts for initial digital asset issuance. In general, GPO assets can be best described as mining machines used to explore various kinds of digital assets that can obtain value-added benefits of GPO through the repurchase and destruction of pond profits.
With this brand-new asset issuance style on blockchain, more humanistic investment opportunities with free withdrawal rights can be provided to investors.
3. Biki
Headquartered in Singapore, BiKi.com is a global cryptocurrency exchange ranked Top 20 on CoinMarketCap. BiKi.com provides a digital assets platform for trading more than 150 cryptocurrencies and 220 trading pairs. Since its official opening in August 2018, BiKi.com is considered one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrency exchanges in the world with an accumulated 1.5 million registered users, 130,000 daily active users, over 2000 community partners and 200,000 community members in under a year.
BiKi’s competitive advantages include helping projects with marketing, influencers, brand awareness, and community growth in the Chinese markets and abroad. With a global approach, BiKi also helps Chinese companies go global and international companies penetrate Chinese markets.
4. Whitebit
With a global team of over 100 people, Whitebit is a professional digital asset trading platform that services most major Asian markets via a European license. The exchange holds 95% of user funds in cold wallets and offers users an intuitive user interface with real-time orderbooks, charting and technical analysis tools, and automation features. Whitebit’s major competitive advantage is processing speeds of up to 10,000 trades every second and 1,000,000 TCP connections.
Whitebit has also announced the release of S.M.A.R.T. Box, a program that allows users to budget and allocate funds based on unique plans with varying durations and interest rates. Next is the launch of margin trading in Q4 2020, as well as mobile iOS and Android apps and an eventual US license.
5. Opu Labs
Opu Labs is creating the self-care business model of the future starting with the skincare space. There are over 1.2 billion online skincare consumers with a $3 billion digital services business. Opu Labs helps make the decision-making process easier by offering free advice powered by AI, rewarding users for their purchase data using blockchain technology, and using robust technologies to connect brands and consumers.
Under the leadership of CEO Marc Bookman, Opu Labs was named in the top 25 healthcare solutions by CIO Applications and won the start-up GrandSlam in Singapore. To date, $2m in rewards have been earned on the platform and the company will be releasing their long-awaited apps soon.
6. Coinsbit.io
Thanks to his vast expertise, experience, and sense of the market, Nikolay Udianskyi created a high-quality crypto exchange called Coinsbit.io. Now leading the Asian crypto market, Coinsbit was named the best 2018 crypto exchange at Asian Blockchain Life 2019.
Coinsbit is planning to further distinguish itself from the competition through a series of novel functions. Among its plans is a P2P microfinancing lending service that will enable users to borrow and lend money on the platform. Coinsbit will ensure privacy for all users and will not require borrowers to show their credit history. An additional planned feature is an invest box service, which will reward users who deposit cryptocurrency by paying them interest on various coins.
7. GST Coin
GST is a comprehensive digital application platform which integrates encrypted payment currency, blockchain and artificial intelligence technology. It is dedicated to providing the most valuable intelligent digital asset service for every user and creating a new GST digital public chain in a diversified market structure. GST project is committed to using the most advanced technology to create the most perfect user experience, and it has always been in the forefront of the market in the decentralized security sharing architecture.
GST was born out of MHC Asset Management Corporation, a high-tech enterprise engaged in R&D and innovation of blockchain technology. Their executive team includes CEO Ms. Zhang Qun and other leading technologists and entrepreneurs in China.
8. Columbu
Columbu (CAT) is a global community-based open-source blockchain project that has been active since 2017. Under CTO David Su, CAT’s main focus is building a high-performance DAPP development platform and community encouraging and autonomous system based on software and hardware combined GCloud Everest computing platform. This is the world’s first public blockchain (distributed cloud) using CUDA and blockchain technology.
The project will allow for a worldwide distributed and free economic collaborative network of intelligent economies. This will happen through a community incentive mechanism and autonomous system to build in real-time. The project has an ambitious roadmap that will include growing its global developer community and other projects within their ecosystem.
9. KBC
Registered in Singapore, KBC is the powering token of a global financial infrastructure and range of products focused around gold. These products include an innovative Voice-over-Blockchain smartphone called IMpulse K1, a crypto payment merchant processor called K-Merchant, and a cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform. Together these products and entities combine to form the Gold Imperium, the company’s financial ecosystem.
The company has attracted heavy interest from users who have seen the benefits of having both gold and cryptocurrency exposure, as well as the ease of use of being able to use each day to day through tokens such as KBC. As both markets expand, keep an eye on KBC.
10. TEXCENT
TEXCENT is a Singaporean blockchain and fintech startup focused on fully-integrated solutions for remittance, payments, and microfinancing. Using blockchain technology, the company wants to provide seamless and convenient digital financial services solutions to Asia and the world. TEXCENT is currently focusing on the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand as these markets will grow exponentially in the next 5 years.
Their current products include PAYCENT, an app and hybrid wallet, as well as TEXCENT, a remittance solution with zero fees. TEXCENT has already acquired a remittance license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and is in the process of getting similar licenses for UK, Malaysia and Hong Kong in the coming months. The company is also a member of the Singapore Fintech Association.
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Forex Sentiment Data Overview, it's Application in Algo trading, and Free Sample Data

From Commitment of Traders (COT) to the Daily Sentiment Index (DSI), to the Put/Call ratio and more, sentiment data has long been highly sought after by both professional and retail traders in the mission to get an edge in the market. Equity and futures traders can access this market data relatively easily due to the centralization of the market they are trading.

But what about Forex traders? There is no single centralized exchange for the Foreign Exchange market therefore sentiment data is difficult to obtain and can be extremely pricey for Forex traders. Furthermore, if a trader had access to such data, the sample set may be limited and not closely reflect the actual market.

In order for Forex sentiment data to be valuable, the data must be derived from a large, far reaching sample of Forex traders. FXCM boasts important Forex trading volumes and a significant trader sample and the broker’s large sample size is one of the most representative samples of the entire retail Forex market. Therefore, the data can be used to help predict movement of the rate of an instrument in the overall market.

This sentiment data shows the retail trader positioning and is derived from the buyer-to-seller ratio among retail FXCM traders. At a glance, you can see historical and current trader positioning in the market. A positive ratio indicates there are more traders that are long for every trader that is short. A negative ratio is indicative of a higher number of traders that are short for every long trader. For example, a ratio of 2.5 would mean that there are 2.5 traders that are long for every short trader and -2.5 would mean just the opposite.

When it comes to algo trading, sentiment can be used as a contrarian indicator to help predict potential moves and locate trading opportunities. When there is an extreme ratio or net volume reading, the majority of traders are either long or short a specific instrument. It is expected that the traders who are currently in these positions will eventually close out therefore bring the ratio back to neutral. Consequently, there tends to be a sharp price movement or a reversal.

When extremes like this are present in the market, a mean reversion automated strategy can be implemented to take advantage of the moves in the market that are expected to ensue. If sentiment is skewed very high or very low, price is moving away from the mean. However, over time it is expected to regress back to the mean resulting in a more neutral reading. Neutral would be considered a number close to 1.0 or -1.0. It is recommended that a confirmation indicator or two be coded into the mean reversion strategy as well.

Free one-month sample of the historical Sentiment Data can be accessed by pasting this link in your browser https://sampledata.fxcorporate.com/sentiment/{instrument}.csv.gz and changing the {instrument}: to the pair or CFD you would like to download data for. For example, for USD/JPY data download you would use this link: https://sampledata.fxcorporate.com/sentiment/USDJPY.csv.gz.
When the file downloads, it will be a GNU zip compressed file so you will need to use a decompression utility to open it. To open the file with 7zip, open the downloads folder, click on your file, and click ‘copy path’. Then open 7Zip and paste your clipboard into the address bar and click enter. Then click the ‘extract’ button. This will open a window where you can designate a destination to copy your new csv file. Click OK, and navigate back to your file explorer to see your csv file.
You can find more details about the sentiment data by checking out FXCM’s Github page: https://github.com/fxcm/MarketData/tree/masteSentiment
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What is Utrade?

What is Utrade?
A Brief Introduction to Utrade

The Current Situation of Financial Derivatives Market

The financial derivatives market is extremely large, and the daily trading volume of the foreign exchange market has reached 6 trillion US dollars, 53 times that of the New York Stock Exchange. The global foreign exchange market involves 170 currencies, with nearly 10 million traders, which generate huge amounts of clear demand every day. However, the centralized clearing system faces great challenges in terms of transaction efficiency, transaction costs, data realism, anti-fraud, anti-hacking, and many other aspects.
These demands in the foreign exchange industry are highly compatible with the technical characteristics of the blockchain. The blockchain, characterized by decentralization, non-tampering, low transaction cost, security, transparency, can be used in foreign exchange trading, data storage and other links to improve the entire foreign exchange clearing system. Generally speaking, blockchain technology can change the current foreign exchange industry landscape and bring new opportunities for change.

Utrade Exchange and Utrade Protocol

With the goal of helping users conduct global derivatives trading under fair and compliant conditions, uTrade consists of two parts, namely, Utrade Exchange and Utrade Protocol.
Utrade Exchange: Global Trading Platform for Derivatives
Utrade is a global securities trader for derivatives, providing users with derivatives trade like contracts for difference on digital assets, securities, forex, commodities etc., with the aim to: Multiple contracts on digital assets\securities\forex\commodities; Community autonomy and mining trading with billions of dollars daily turnover; Profit sharing, to be a first securities trader for derivatives owned by users; Attracting thousands of traditional OTC brokers to join the ecosystem to share liquidity.
Base on the tera-scale traditional derivatives market, UTP will provides a multi-level trading financial tool for the traditional digital asset market to greatly improve the existing trading volum
Utrade Protocol: a clearing system based on distributed ledger
Utrade is committed to using blockchain to transform the traditional derivatives OTC market and establish a decentralized clearing system, utilizing transaction on-chain and information on-chain to unblock the data flow in global trading platforms data, while helping each distributed brokerage to share liquidity, share the data, and ensure fund security, information security as well as authentic and credible transaction records.

Utrade’ s Visions for the Future

First Regulated Crypto CFD Exchange
UTRADE is committed to becoming the world’s leading derivatives trading platform, providing more convenient and diversified financial instruments for investment, risk hedging, and liquidity so as to create multi-level trading in the digital asset market.
Decentralized Clearing and Liquidity Sharing Protocol
The UTRADE Protocol will create a decentralized OTC ecosystem to help thousands of OTC brokers and exchanges around the world use the same underlying clearing and account protocol to share liquidity,lowering the OTC technology and trust barriers.
Full-asset Distributed On-chain Trading
UTP will give rise to OTC settlement business for digital assets/securities/futures industries, bring up investment and financing business for the mortgage/credit industries, and build a globalized full-asset OTC ecological community.
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USD Bulls

USD weakness is coming to an end and here's why:
  1. DXY accumulating higher lows in daily chart. Broke out of bearish channel. Chart 1
  2. US T-notes, 2Y, 5Y, 10Y, 20Y, 30Y, bounced off a higher low. Chart 2
  3. US Bonds, 2Y, 5Y, 10Y, bounced off a higher low. Chart 3 (Add comparison to the chart, USGG5YR:IND and USGG10YR:IND)
  4. Long positions decreasing on COT for NZD, JPY, GBP, AUD Chart 4
  5. Channel breakouts in USDCAD, GBPUSD, NZDUSD. AUDUSD touching 200MA support.
  6. Fed rate hike possibly december 2016 priced in at +50%, which chance of hike increasing linearly up to that from now. Link Institutional traders are going to start accumulating long positions. Markets will start to price this in.
USD bulls guys.
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Looking for someone to backtest with

Hello! My name is Chris, and I'm trying to make trading a primary source of income. Although I would prefer to trade in many different markets, I feel that forex serves as an excellent starting point. Now, I understand that the vast majority of traders aren't profitable, and actually lose everything they have in their trading account. And I'm trying to avoid that myself. So, I have decided not to trade with real money at all until I am fully confident in at least one strategy and am proficient in executing it without straying from its rules and parameters. At this point in time, I am actively looking for strategies that are simple, (no more than three indicators) and directional (obviously). I plan not to ever trade without a stop loss, and I do not accept any strategies that don't offer a 2:1 reward/risk ratio (ex. max profit = 20 pips, max loss = 10 pips). Additionally, I intend not to risk more than 3% of my trading account for a particular trade. I also prefer (but am open to others) H1, H4 and daily timeframes.
Now, unfortunately, backtesting is quite a time-consuming and exhausting feat. And I know for sure that I am going to be constantly tempted to stop, or give up, or slow down my progress. And I'm sure you might, or might have felt that way yourself. Well, if you happen to be like me and you are committed to becoming the person you need to become to trade well, please consider contacting me. Maybe we can share support and ideas and encouragement to keep going even when we're stuck. I'd also love to hear how you became interested in forex in the first place, and what you would want to do with the money you make.
Anyway, just throwing this out there for anyone who may be interested. Thank you for reading, and I wish you all the best.
Chris
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Here are two important realities to consider:

  1. Most newbies try and withstand Forex victimization no help or tools.
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Starting Out: Tom takes his entire $1000 and transfers it into a retail online Forex broker.
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Before he might post his sell request, he had lost $100.
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After a month of profitable trades, he had a much better understand on the Forex market and was full of confidence.
By the top of month two, Jim's commercialism account was currently at $2355.
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PAUL JOHNSON Q&A ON TELEGRAM

1 Question : Exchange launch
Answer : In terms of timeline, we're looking to launch Beta by end of April. Live launch to occur once we're happy and customers are happy with the beta, and all bugs are worked out. We're fully commited to releasing beta by end of April. I've had sneak peaks, and I'm confident this will occur. We have a very unique platform, unlike anything else that exists in the market, but still with the functionality that everyone is looking for.
2 Question : How are we going to stake tio for LP? Cold wallet? Or through tio wallet?
Answer : Through TIO wallet. You'll be able to add or remove TIO from the wallet at your discretion, providing the ultimate in flexibility for the participants
3 Question : When Binance?
Answer : As usual, any new exchanges will be announced as they arise. We will only add TIO to established exchanges. Of course, every company wants to be on Binance, given their importance in the crypto community. With that said, though, being an exchange ourselves, our major objective is to ensure the question starts being "When trade.io". That is our ultimate goal.
4 Question : For LP, the daily payout will be in fiat or in different cryptos?
Answer : At the onset, until we're able to offer fiat/crypto exchanges, payouts will be daily in crypto.
5 Question : Is Mobile app also planned ? and by when date we can download it from Google play ?
Answer : Yes, no time frame has been established in terms of release, but I would safely expect it a "few" months from release of the platform. Due note, the platform will be optimized for mobile, so you should have no issues using it on most any mobile device.
6 Question : A "long term" ques, for traditional markets (ie equities, FX), what are TIO's a) Competitive advantage b) Plan to attract clients from traditional brokers
Answer : a. Competitive advantage - Competitive advantage apart from a unique, responsive and fully customizable platform is world class customer support and funding/withdrawal. b. Plan to attract clients from traditional brokers -
7 Question : Only two other exchanges have tokens, i.e. BNB & KCS, (Binance & Kucoin) with both having performed fairly well. So my question is how does trade.io plan to differentiate itself from these 2 exchanges.
Answer : We're looking to provide an experience, despite the amount of clients we have, that every client will feel that they are receiving personalized service. We have already hired close to 100+ customer support personnel who are fully trained and ready to rock. Ageed, they are both very formidable exchanges who have done very well in a fairly short amount of time. In addiiton to the exchange itself and support, obviously the liquidity pool is a very unique value add proposition. To our knowledge we're the only exchange that is bascially giving back up to .50 on each dollar earned. This provides an extraordinary opportunity to LP participants.
8 Question : Hey Paul, what will be the process for picking beta testers?
Answer : We will be reaching out to our most loyal TIO holders. You will be contacted by an admin if you're on the short list.
9 Question : Why do you think that the value of the TIO has risen in recent days?
Answer : Obviously the overall market sentiment has helped. I don't want to speak specifically on TIO, but its very nice to see the market has perhaps found a bottom and its time for the companies with actual products and potential rising. I also think the relatively low amount of circulating tokens helps TIO move with very small volume. That was part of the gameplan with keepping the amount of TIO low, and locking a majority of them into the LP.
10 Question : Paul, thinking strategically, how do u see traditional financial platforms like Bloomberg, that are already connected to the financial markets, providing its own crypto exchange( the product that they lack now) to Institutional Investors? When do expect this to happen? And how trade.io will be positioning to attract institution facing this players.
Answer : Great question, we're actually very interested in having discussions with the larger financial platforms to utilize trade.io platform in a white label type format. We feel an exchange that can tap into these large financial portals will have a tremendous competitive advantage, as no single exchange can out spend an bloomberg, etc for market share. Our first major move is by participating in the IFX Expo in May in Cyprus which is the largest gathering of forex brokers both institutional and retail we will be pitching our services to them as well as we are already positioning a white label service of our platform. Stay tuned to our social for updates on this.
11 Question : After the launch of the exchange followed by (unique and awesome) liquidity pool, what is the next big focus of trade.io ?
Answer : World domination! We want to perfect our exchange, liqudiity pool and consulting services quite honestly as they are our core products. We will have bugs, issues, etc. to work through upon launch as every company from Apple to Google has these issues. Its only once we're comfortable with these 3 facets we'll look to start executing additional initiatives. Too often companies try to focus on multiple things out of the starting gate without perfecting their core initiatives. We don't want to fall into that trap.
12 Question : Any plans to partner with coinfi, cindicator, or other platforms to give tradeio platform users an edge? After all, we want users to actively use tradeio daily
Answer : Yes, we are in talks with many 3rd parties that want to partner with trade.io. We are always interested in value adds for our clients.
13 Question : Some months ago, you did a questionnaire about which coins the users want to be added to the exchange, and in the end you gave us a list. It's still early, but wanted to know if that list is still valid?
Answer : Yes, very much so. The gameplan is to launch the major coins first, such as ETH, BTC, BCH, LTC, etc. Then gradually offer the altcoins. We have decided not to offer 100's of tokens on day 1, in order to work through any minor bugs.
14 Question : What are the current biggest challenges faced by TIO and how do you plan to overcome them ?
Answer : As Jim Preissler, our CEO has discussed multiple times, the ever changing regulatory landscape is something that impacts every type of company in crypto. We welcome regulation, however. trade.io is chock full of people that have worked most of their career in regulated industries, this gives us a tremendous advantage in navigating around these uncertain times. Another challenge is security and keeping on top of it. To that end, we have spent a tremendous amount of resources on ensuring our security is robust from Day 1. Too often companies only look to tighten up security after an incident has happen. We have taken a much more proactive stance on security.
15 Question : Will tradeio offer usd pairings in beta or when forex is ready?
Answer : Beta will include USDT pairs.
16 Question : Have we gotten the SEC license?
Answer : No license has been procured in the US. Its actively being worked on using multiple legal teams. We will keep everyone updated as this unfolds.
17 Question : Any marketing plan next month?
Answer : Marketing will be sharing their plans as we get closer to the end of the month. but we have IFX EXPO in May. Please read what Helen Astaniou Chief Marketing Officer has shared during her AMA here - https://www.reddit.com/TradeIOICO/comments/89bz4u/live_qa_with_tradeios_cmo_helen_astaniou_on/
18 Question : If I have 25K tio tokens right now. what will you tell me to do?
Answer : Well, we really can't advise one way or the other, but it goes without saying the liquidity pool is a major useage for TIO and provides tremendous advantages to participate in the success of trade.io The pretty cool thing about the liqudiity pool, is that you're only sharing in the good times and not the bad. You'll only see credits into your account, never debits.
19 Question : What other cool stuff aside from LP that trade.io can offer? to increase more the price of TIO's.?
Answer : a) Partnerships b) More visiblity c) White Labeling of Platform d) ICO Consulting and many, many other things.
20 Question : When do you think you'll be hitting the drums of advertisement? I think this is needed. 1 months from now, 2, 3? Thx
Answer : We'll be engaging in various marketing channels both online and offline to attract direct traders very soon. clear messaging on the benefit mentioned above. This will include where a trader can act as a trader and a liquidity partner at the same time as well as partnerships with existing brokers ..specifically the smaller ones as they suffer from obtaining best pricing for clearing their trades.. hence the liqudiity pool acting as a liquidity and clearing partner. Long story short, very soon, i.e. weeks and not months
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What is Utrade?

What is Utrade?
A Brief Introduction to Utrade

The Current Situation of Financial Derivatives Market

The financial derivatives market is extremely large, and the daily trading volume of the foreign exchange market has reached 6 trillion US dollars, 53 times that of the New York Stock Exchange. The global foreign exchange market involves 170 currencies, with nearly 10 million traders, which generate huge amounts of clear demand every day. However, the centralized clearing system faces great challenges in terms of transaction efficiency, transaction costs, data realism, anti-fraud, anti-hacking, and many other aspects.
These demands in the foreign exchange industry are highly compatible with the technical characteristics of the blockchain. The blockchain, characterized by decentralization, non-tampering, low transaction cost, security, transparency, can be used in foreign exchange trading, data storage and other links to improve the entire foreign exchange clearing system. Generally speaking, blockchain technology can change the current foreign exchange industry landscape and bring new opportunities for change.

Utrade Exchange and Utrade Protocol

With the goal of helping users conduct global derivatives trading under fair and compliant conditions, uTrade consists of two parts, namely, Utrade Exchange and Utrade Protocol.
Utrade Exchange: Global Trading Platform for Derivatives
Utrade is a global securities trader for derivatives, providing users with derivatives trade like contracts for difference on digital assets, securities, forex, commodities etc., with the aim to: Multiple contracts on digital assets\securities\forex\commodities; Community autonomy and mining trading with billions of dollars daily turnover; Profit sharing, to be a first securities trader for derivatives owned by users; Attracting thousands of traditional OTC brokers to join the ecosystem to share liquidity.
Base on the tera-scale traditional derivatives market, UTP will provides a multi-level trading financial tool for the traditional digital asset market to greatly improve the existing trading volum
Utrade Protocol: a clearing system based on distributed ledger
Utrade is committed to using blockchain to transform the traditional derivatives OTC market and establish a decentralized clearing system, utilizing transaction on-chain and information on-chain to unblock the data flow in global trading platforms data, while helping each distributed brokerage to share liquidity, share the data, and ensure fund security, information security as well as authentic and credible transaction records.

Utrade’ s Visions for the Future

First Regulated Crypto CFD Exchange
UTRADE is committed to becoming the world’s leading derivatives trading platform, providing more convenient and diversified financial instruments for investment, risk hedging, and liquidity so as to create multi-level trading in the digital asset market.
Decentralized Clearing and Liquidity Sharing Protocol
The UTRADE Protocol will create a decentralized OTC ecosystem to help thousands of OTC brokers and exchanges around the world use the same underlying clearing and account protocol to share liquidity,lowering the OTC technology and trust barriers.
Full-asset Distributed On-chain Trading
UTP will give rise to OTC settlement business for digital assets/securities/futures industries, bring up investment and financing business for the mortgage/credit industries, and build a globalized full-asset OTC ecological community.

UTP — Global Derivatives Clearing System Based on Distributed Ledger
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IAmA profitable discretionary Forex trader..

/trading and /forex are dead so I thought I would post in here. Feel free to ask me anything. I am not a guru, and am just looking to help aspiring traders by cutting through the many misconceptions that exist around trading.
I have spent a LOT of time learning how to trade consistently and profitably. I have also spent a LOT of time learning how to do things that do not work. What works for me may differ with what works for you, I can only comment based on my own experience of what works.
I have tried using hundreds of different indicators and combinations thereof, I have also done extensive backtesting and data mining and can advise somewhat on my experience with that. I have tried trading with EAs.
However, these are things that do not work for me.
I consistently and profitably trade using horizontal support and resistance and a fibonacci scale. This method is sometimes referred to as "Price Action" or "Naked" trading in online forums. I also use angular support and resistance (trendlines), but less often. The market is very simple if you let it be.
I trade patterns that constantly repeat themselves in the market. They repeat consistently, I see them again and again and again. I do not know the outcome of each trade before I take it. I cannot tell the future, and I do not believe anyone who says that they can. Because I cannot tell the future, I cannot eliminate losing trades entirely, and they form part of my profitable trading.
I owe much of my initial trading belief to a group of traders that I met online. I have since met these people in person to confirm their situations. Their advice has always been free and I am deeply thankful for their mentoring, these traders helped me to believe that consistently profitable trading was possible. These traders trade different markets using different methods, but each is able to be consistenly profitable and trade for a living. I believe that having profitable traders to talk to day-in-day-out greatly helps the learning process.
Having said that, I do not currently trade for a living and I do maintain a fulltime job. This will change in years to come as I get a better idea of what to expect from the market week to week, month to month. Trading Forex is not a consistent income in the same way that a wage is - profits fluctuate, as the market is dynamic - and there are practicalities that need to be considered before I leave the workforce and commit to trading fulltime.
I am currently learning to trade the DAX by paper trading. I aim to take smaller profts on a daily basis from the DAX to supplement my Forex trading. This more consistent income will assist me in being able to leave the workforce.
A large amount of capital is NOT necessarily required to trade for a living..
Anything that I can help with? Ask away
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The State of Trading (in the Bitcoin Markets)

I wanted to make a post of my interpretations of current state of sentiment and trading in the bitcoin markets and see if others share similar views:
1) Since mid-January (9months) we have been rangebound/trendless/sideways essentially between $200-300 with fakeouts to the upside and downsides. There certainly has been a general loss of interest by traders as many have turned to trading other markets -- here is a TradingView Chat activity of Bitcoin VS Forex VS Stocks and indexes: http://imgur.com/8LyeHjt
2) Volume across exchanges doesn't seem to be waning that much which would be indicative of what we would see in the despair phase of a bear winter -- I am not suggesting this as any inflection point or calling an end anytime soon™. We are also seeing the rise of Skynet again as it appears Bitstamp has bought the ever effective Star OKCoin volume washing bot: http://imgur.com/q6EAkle -- we also see the return of the random 10k BTC candles appearing again on OKC spot which used happen almost daily.
3) The traders/degenerate gamblers are/were the last people still interested in bitcoin in such a committed way IMO -- yes there are those 21inc companies and blah blah but really I don't know anyone else who is still waking up to bitcoin price alarms or forgoing activities with real life friends when price action calls. And now we are even seeing some of this interest wane as I believe the ramping up volume washing bot activity is the Casino trying to keep the lights flashing and the sounds blasting so that we keep wanting to play the game. Take a look at the volume on Stamp when it introduced that MM bot: http://imgur.com/MZdxIdp
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Before you Trade – Binary Options Basic Strategy That Anyone Can Use

Despite its simplicity and the opportunity to make high returns making just easy yes/no type investment decisions, a binary trader can give themselves a distinct edge and an increased chance of trading success in a number of ways. The very basic strategy you see in this chapter can be adhered to and learnt by anyone with little or no experience in financial trading, yet can still have a significant impact on the overall profit or loss of the trader.
Binary Options Basic Strategy Steps
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Learn the Assets
The choice of assets in which to trade can run into the hundreds with that number increasing all the time. Each asset has its own characteristics, so it is best advised to commit the time and energy to specialize in just a few assets than try to understand the complexities of all of them. The more you understand about an asset, the easier it is to explain and predict why it is moving in one particular direction. The targeting of just a couple of assets to focus on is probably the most rewarding of all the tactics that can be applied to binary trading and can open the doors to more profit opportunities.
Practice Practice makes perfect!
It doesn’t matter if you are playing sports or making an investment. The more you practice; the more chance you will get it right when it really matters. Having a practice account or trying a demo can give the trader opportunities to get a feel for the platform, try out new strategies and familiarize yourself with the customer service without having to actually put any money down.
Read the news
Knowing what is happening in the world doesn’t involve scouring the news for hours on end and more often than not, a few targeted news sites can keep even the most isolated trader up to date with the news and events that formulate market direction. Be sure to read our daily analysis which covers all the major markets including Forex, Stocks, Commodities and Indices. It even looks at the outlook for the day with upcoming economic events and how they might affect the various assets. Having access to a good economic calendar will keep the trader up to date on what data is being released and when – a key cause of market volatility.
Choose the right platform
There is no shortage of choice in binary options trading platforms, even after regulation weeded out some of the undesirables. The platforms in which trade vary considerably. So when choosing a platform that is right for you, it is important to consider:
Number of Assets
Different platforms offer different assets. Generally, the number of assets a platform will offer can be as little as 20 running up to the hundreds for other platforms. This is not to say that the platform offering the most assets is the best; even though more profit opportunities are created by an increased amount of assets to trade, the important aspect is choosing a platform that offers the assets right for you, especially if you are looking to trade currency pairs or stocks. As a rule, avoid trading platforms which offer just a few currency pairs and a limited number of assets as these will limit your profit opportunities.
The Returns
We all want to maximize our return which is why it is important to compare the different returns that platforms offer and they do vary wildly. Trading gold over one hour may offer a fixed return of 65% with one platform, but the same contract can produce a return of 80% with another platform. That means you can increase your profits by 15% for doing nothing other than your homework in choosing the right platform.
Deposits/Withdrawals
Something that is often over looked by traders but can be very important in money management. The different platforms have different rules regarding every aspect of the deposit and withdrawal process. There can be limitations and penalties on the withdrawals which may affect your liquidity, so read through the terms and conditions to make sure the platforms banking policy suits you.
Others
Now that regulation is being phased in; issues like security are becoming less of an issue than before. Check the security level by looking at its encryption level. The trading platform should at least have 128 bit SSL encryption ability from a major software security provider.
The platform must offer access that matches your needs which again, is less of a problem, with many platforms now offering 24/7 trading
Customer service
The customer service is always an important aspect to choosing the right platform which also often gets overlooked. Trying out a demo account will give you a feel of the customer service on offer. It’s a sad fact that like with any business, not all platforms offer customer service that is up to scratch, so make sure the platform you choose offers the customer services you expect and want.
How to Trade
Once a suitable platform has been chosen long with which assets to trade and only after the research has been done, it is time to make a trade. Trading in binary options could not be any easier.
1) Choose an Asset – Anything from currency pairs like the EUUSD, Stocks like Yahoo, Indices like the Nikkei 225 and commodities like Gold.
2) Make your Prediction – Select a call or put option on the asset you have chosen
3) Choose the amount to invest
4) Wait for Expiry.
If your prediction was correct at the time of expiry; you are in the money and receive the stated payout. If your prediction was incorrect at the time of expiry; you are out of the money, but still receive a percentage of your original stake back up to approximately 15%.
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Trade.io ICO Report

ICO Trade.io
📆 Start ICO December 7th
💲 Hard Cap $135 million
‼️ Funds Raised up to now $14+ million
⚪️ Total tokens 500,000,000 TIO
🔘 Tokens to be sold 55%
💵 Purchase methods ETH (BTC & Fiat over $100k)
Unsold Tokens will be burned
Trade.io will be a trading and financing platform for more than just crypto assets – yes these will of course be included! It will also offer Forex and CFDs over precious metals, oil, commodities, indices, global equities, to name just a few. Offering more than 120 products at launch, trade.io will have the capacity to trade any number of assets.
Trade.io claims that it will disrupt the establishment and revolutionise trading. That is a truly bold claim, one that will indeed benefit traders greatly all over the world.
Going over trade.io’s whitepaper, it is clear that they have set their sights on the decades-long established forex trading industry. Among the points in need of addressing are the lack of liquidity, total lack of transparency, centralised control in regards to prices as well as in regards to profit. Furthermore, it is pointed out that brokers are not always on their trades’ side. Common sense dictates that trade.io is right in regards to these claims.
Trade.io plans to utilize the technology to offer transparency into the market. All transactions will be recorded on the network’s blockchain ledger with everyone being able to monitor transactions. Spreads will be given in advance and accurately as well as broker fees and profit will be clearly indicated – published to all members.
Trade.io has released its own crypto-currency, the Trade Token or TIO. The token will be utilized within the platform and will yield the maximum profit whilst trading - based on trade.io’s claims. The token itself, is regarded to be a utility token rather than a security one.
It was mentioned earlier that one of the issues facing the current establishment, is that of law liquidity. trade.io plans to solve this, by introducing their revolutionary Liquidity Pool. The plan is that 50% of all of the proceeds trade.io will be making, will end up within this pool.
To break where from these proceeds are coming from:
As mentioned previously, all of the revenue streams detailed above are then collected with 50% of this amount going into the liquidity pool.
In order for platform members to participate in the liquidity pool, they must commit a minimum of 2500 Trade Tokens as a membership fee. Assets placed and locked for use by the liquidity pool by the participants, might include alternative currencies such as bitcoins or altcoins and even fiat currency. Upon placing Trade Tokens into the liquidity pool, they will immediately be converted into USD, and will remain in USD until such time that the participant exits the liquidity pool.
Participants will then receive their daily payment in proportion to each user’s total contribution to the pool. Daily payments will be predicated on the liquidity pool revenues meeting high water marks. For example, if on Day 1 the liquidity pool achieves a profit of $100, and on Day 2 it incurs a loss of $50, in order for profits to be paid out on future days, the $50 that is lost needs to be recouped.
Above the minimum participation amount of 2500 Trade Tokens which acts as a key to access the liquidity pool and its benefits, additional funds contributed to the pool will be allowed also in other cryptocurrencies as well as in fiat currency.
A Graduated Plan will be used when it comes to the daily rewards paid to participants and proportional to each participant’s total contribution in either Trade Token, other cryptocurrencies or fiat currency.
The higher the amount of the participation is, the higher the percentage share in the rewards will be, with 2500 Trade Tokens being the minimum number of Trade Tokens that can unlock the deposit in USD (in any currency or token) up to $2,500 which is locked for full / maximum % of rewards (anything over and above 25000 Trade Tokens carries an additional 10% as a bonus).
Moving past the features and functionality of the platform, trade.io has established these Pre-Set targets:
Trade.io also aims to meet strong regulatory requirements, by getting the necessary licences/authorizations for:
The team behind trade.io seems to be quite numerous and fully qualified to meet all challenges with some high profile members and investors included.
Early platform adopters are also present with FX PRIMUS being the biggest name here – a highly rated broker with more than 9 years of multi-awarder history.
As far as ICO is concerned, keep in mind that it’s currently on, with the following dates being important as they affect token pricing:
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[Infographic] Where Forex Traders Live And What Currencies They Trade

Hundreds of newbie traders enter the Forex market daily with hopes of gaining fast money after seeing brokers' Ads.
Find out today from what countries the majority of traders come, what currencies they trade, what brokerages they use and what main mistakes commit.
Infographic link: http://pipburner.com/how-many-traders-in-the-world/
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FOREX $1,000 IN ONE DAY  FOREX TRADING 2020 - YouTube COT report and Forex Trading. Forex Day Trading Secrets: Profitable Strategies to Profit ... How I Use/View COT Data What is the Commitment of Traders Report (COT)

The COT Report. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, publishes the Commitment of Traders report (COT) every Friday, around 2:30 pm EST.. Because the COT measures the net long and short positions taken by speculative traders and commercial traders, it is a great resource to gauge how heavily these market players are positioned in the market. The commitment of traders report, which from now on, we will refer to as the CoT for convenience, is a series of reports gathered by the CFTC (U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission) on a ... The Commitment of Traders (COT) reports provide a breakdown of each Tuesday’s open interest for markets in which 20 or more traders hold positions equal to or above the reporting levels established by the CFTC. Commitment of Traders (COT) charts are updated each Friday at 3pm CST. The Commitment of Traders (COT) Indicator. gives you the Overall Picture of what is happening behind the scenes of each Futures market. It actually tells you who’s buying and who’s selling; that information is just way too important to leave to chance. Without knowing the COT, you’re basically trading blindfolded; this information is absolutely “key” to your trading success! The COT report is a weekly sentiment report that can provide forex traders with important information on the positioning of currency pairs.Issued by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission ...

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FOREX $1,000 IN ONE DAY FOREX TRADING 2020 - YouTube

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